Barbara Robinson

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Barbara Robinson
Maryland House of Delegates District 40
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Baltimore, 1975
Master'sCoppin State College, 1976
Place of birthAlexandria City, Alabama
ProfessionFounder/Executive Director, Self Pride Incorporated
ReligionMethodist Episcopal
Office website
Barbara Robinson is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 40. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.


Robinson's professional experience includes working as a talk show host on WEAA Radio and for Dundalk Community College, and teacher at Anne Arundel Community College and Community College of Baltimore.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Robinson served on these committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Oversight Committee on Pensions
  • Subcommittee on Public Safety and Administration


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Robinson served on these committees:

  • Appropriations
    • Oversight Committee on Pensions
    • Subcommittee on Public Safety and Administration



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Antonio Hayes and incumbents Frank M. Conaway, Jr. and Barbara A. Robinson defeated incumbent Shawn Z. Tarrant, Douglas R. Barry, Marvin "Doc" Cheatham, Quianna M. Cooke, Rob "Bobby" LaPin, Bill Marker and Timothy Mercer in the Democratic primary and were unopposed in the general election. Tarrant re-entered the race as a write-in candidate.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAntonio Hayes 18.9% 4,921
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Conaway, Jr. Incumbent 16.6% 4,324
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Robinson 16.3% 4,243
Shawn Tarrant Incumbent 15.5% 4,034
Marvin "Doc" Cheatham 13.4% 3,496
Rob "Bobby" LaPin 6% 1,564
Quianna M. Cooke 4.5% 1,169
Douglas R. Barry 3.6% 927
Bill Marker 2.9% 761
Timothy Mercer 2.5% 665
Total Votes 26,104


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Robinson successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010, taking the second of three seats. No Republicans filed to run in the district.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 40 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Conaway, Jr. (D) 19,028
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Robinson (D) 15,988
Green check mark transparent.png Shawn Tarrant (D) 15,378


On November 7, 2006, Barbara Robinson ran for District 40 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Frank Conaway, Jr. but beating Shawn Tarrant, and Jan Danforth.[4]

Barbara Robinson raised $107,068 for her campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 40
Candidates Votes Percent
Frank Conaway, Jr. (D) 16,432 32.4%
Barbara Robinson (D) 16,032 31.6%
Shawn Tarrant (D) 13,921 27.5%
Jan Danforth (G) 4,135 8.2%
Write-Ins 177 0.3%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Robinson was up for re-election, she collected $40,872 in donations.[6]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Robinson's campaign in 2010
Robinson, Barbara$15,000
Robinson, Jericka$2,500
Mt Zion Baptist Church$876
Parker Theraputic Services Inc$750
Baltimore City Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge 3$750
Total Raised in 2010 $40,872


In 2006, Barbara Robinson collected $107,068 in donations.[7]

Her three largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Barbara Robinson $77,500
Star Associates Inc. $2,500
Robert Ambush $2,000


Robinson is Founder/Executive Director of Self Pride, Incorporated, and a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, and Women Legislators of Maryland.[8]

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